NoCo7 Hemp Expo Rescheduled For March 25-27, 2021
On the heels of this month’s Experience Hemp SUMMER SOLSTICE Virtual Conference & Trade Show, event producers have announced new dates for the NoCoHemp Expo, which will now take place March 25-27, 2021. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, show organizers have had to shift plans in 2020 and remain optimistic in order for the industry and community to flourish. Originally scheduled for March 2020, and then rescheduled for this coming August, organizers made the hard decision to push NoCo7 to 2021, due to guidelines and event regulations set forth by the City of Denver.
“The decision to reschedule NoCo7 was not easy and it was made over a period of time,” said Morris Beegle, Let’s Talk Hemp Media Co-founder and Producer of NoCo Hemp Expo. “The industry and our community’s wellbeing is at the top of mind, and in order to protect the health and safety of everyone, we had to make the decision to move the conference to next year. We’re looking forward to an in-person event, but we will continue to plan virtual events that positively impact our industry, including a fall event that will coincide with this year’s harvest. We also plan to expand upon our Let’s Talk Hemp digital magazine, and will create new multimedia platforms to inform, educate and unite the hemp community.”
NoCo7’s venue will remain the same and will take place at the National Western Complex in Denver. Additional details on NoCo7 will be announced at www.nocohempexpo.com.
As the producers of NoCo Hemp Expo have pivoted and found ways to serve the growing hemp community during the coronavirus pandemic, the recently held Experience Hemp SUMMER SOLSTICE was well received. Insightful conversations on industrial uses of the entire hemp plant and technological advancements were primary themes throughout the virtual event that was held June 16-19, 2020.
“We’re committed to helping the hemp industry thrive,” Beegle said. “The Experience Hemp SUMMER SOLSTICE Virtual Conference & Expo solidified the need for our community to gather and share ideas while navigating these uncertain times.”
Participants accessed six live webcast supersessions, which covered important topics relevant to the industrial hemp market today. More than 30 guest speakers, including presenting sponsor PureHemp Technologies, kicked off conversations centered on the evolution of hemp and its potential during these ever-changing times.
Among the highlights included an earnest discussion on the .3% vs. the 1% solution, in which hemp advocates declared the current ruling as a roadblock for farmers.
“We need to change federal guidelines while working with the USDA,” said Doug Fine, bestselling author, hemp farmer and industry advocate. “We can do that by telling the stories of the farmers. Their stories will hopefully get us there so we can stop decriminalizing the pioneers of our industry. Without the farmers, we have nothing,”
Beegle added, “There is so much passion in our industry, and this .3% burden should not be on the farmer’s shoulders. Our only option in getting legislation passed is to stand together. We know there is a better solution out there, we need to unite on all fronts.”
Additionally, panelists discussed hemp’s potential for fiber, textiles, building materials and more, and addressed hemp as a key ingredient for food sovereignty. Participants also heard from investors regarding hemp’s economic outlook and viability as a commodity beyond the CBD market.